Yorktown No Match for North Rockland

Sarah Bonner and the Huskers fell to North Rockland on the road in the opening round of the Section 1 Class AA playoffs. Credits: File photo

NORTH ROCKLAND, N.Y. – No. 15-seeded Yorktown went into its Section 1 Class AA opening round playoff contest at second-seeded North Rockland on Feb. 17 knowing it could play with an elite team.

That elite team was Somers, the No. 2 seed in the Class A tournament, which the Huskers gave a battle on the road with before falling to the Tuskers 50-44 in their regular-season finale on Feb. 9.

Unfortunately for the Huskers, they were not able to stay as close in Rockland County as they did in Somers. The effort was there but the combination of North Rockland’s Gabby Cajou and Jaida Patrick were simply too much for them.

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Cajou registered 18 points and five assists while Patrick tallied 17 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and seven steals in a 68-36 Red Raider victory in the first round of the AA tourney.

“North Rockland is an athletic and aggressive team who can shoot well and rebound,” Yorktown senior Sarah Bonner said.

Leading the Huskers was Bonner, who has been the heart and soul throughout her four-year varsity career at Yorktown and left it all out on the court in her final high-school basketball game, scoring a team-high 14 points.

“I tried to stay aggressive on offense,” Bonner said, “and I was able to make outside shots.”

Also standing out for the Huskers (8-13) in the box score was freshman Kathryn Severino, seeing her first varsity action of the year, scored five points in what should be the first of many games in a Yorktown varsity uniform.

Another Husker underclassman who also tallied five points and has a bright future in the green and white as well was sophomore Emily Metz.

Severino and Metz are part of a group of talented young players that should keep Yorktown in the playoff mix again next season and for years to come.

Bonner was emphatic on her feelings about the future of Yorktown girls basketball.

“There is a lot of young talent on Yorktown,” Bonner said. “I think they’ll be great in the future.”

As for Bonner, she will be playing both soccer and basketball next year at SUNY Plattsburgh. While she will be gone, she certainly will never forget the memories she made this winter with this year’s Husker playoff squad.

Said Bonner: “I’ll miss my teammates — we had a good time this year.”

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